1970 2800CSA rust monster restomod

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    I made a similar comment when I saw your hoist setup. Anyway I get what you are saying. Good point about marring the finish. But there are dedicated pickup points that you can hook to without causing damage. Don has a pic on here somewhere. I have a 20’ nylon strap rated at 40K lbs but I wouldn’t use it with an engine hoist. :D

    Anyway just a friendly observation, not trying to play Mr. Safety.
     
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    They definitely are plenty strong but if they end up touching something sharp it's game over. The most annoying thing about using nylon straps is the lack of rotational control. I'd take a load leveler with chains any day.

    We had two people and weren't afraid to muscle it out a little so we went with it!
     
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    Great work Wyatt, what is the date on the head? Keep it up!
     
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    I'm not sure where to find that. The block number matches my vin so I'm assuming the engine/trans are completely original to the car.
     
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    We cut the seat belts out of cars going to the scrap pile and use them for engine slings. Thousands of engines removed without any issues. (fingers crossed)
     
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    Keep the oil pan!
     
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    Head date should be on driver's side, forward section of the head right behind the t-stat housing. Likely partially obscured by the front carb.
    12-head date stamp.jpg
     
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    Hrm, head is stamped with 79 in the circle and 7 off to the side.
     
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    Dear Mr Wyatt,

    Thank you for your email.

    The BMW 2800 CS VIN 2204987 was manufactured on September 03rd, 1970 and delivered on September 17th, 1970 to the BMW dealer Schweitzer in Wiesbaden. The original colour was Polaris metallic, paint code 060.

    We hope this information is helpful for you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Julia Oberndörfer

    I got this back today, does this mean my car was a gray market import/not originally for us import?
     
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    It could very likely be a legally imported vehicle that was properly federalized upon entry to the US by a previous owner.
     

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